Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence



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Imagine Schools Overview

Founded in 2004, Imagine Schools is a national non-profit family of public charter schools providing each student a learning environment rich with rigor and relevance. With a personalized approach to education, students both catch up and move ahead in academic performance. Inspiring and caring teachers empower today’s learners to become tomorrow’s leaders. Our non-profit network consists of 57 public charter campuses educating more than 30,000 students in 8 states and the District of Columbia. In Ohio, 15 campuses serving more than 5,000 students are preparing students for success in school, college, career, and life.

Imagine Schools Vision

Imagine Schools’ vision is for every student to reach his or her full potential and discover the pathways for life-long success.

Imagine Schools’ Mission

As a national family of nonprofit public charter school campuses, Imagine Schools’ partners with parents and guardians in the education of their children by providing high-quality schools that prepare students for lives of leadership, accomplishment, and exemplary character.

Our Curriculum

At Bella Academy of Excellence, we use a curricular approach that meets each child where they are, accelerating their learning and refining their character. Our Acceleration Model guides teachers and students toward the high level of learning and strong character that results in engaged, productive citizens.

Our curriculum is characterized by challenging academic standards that lead to achievement for each student. Students expand prior knowledge through a spiraled thematic curriculum, focusing on inquiry and project-based applications of key concepts and universal ideas. The curriculum provides students and teachers with world class learning opportunities, with a focus on the following:

  • Student-centered results
  • Authentic and challenging materials and activities
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Technology as a learning tool
  • A hands-on, minds-on approach to learning
  • Personal and global perspectives
  • Reflection and exchange of ideas
  • Interdisciplinary thematic units

 

We believe that engaging students in a rigorous standards-based curriculum is essential to student achievement and success.

Bella Academy of Excellence Profile and Highlights

Bella Academy of Excellence opened in 2009 and serves students in Kindergarten through 6th grade.  We are located at 19114 Bella Drive in Cleveland, Ohio. We are proud to serve over 290 students and their families.

Bella Academy of Excellence Vision Statement

Preparing students for academic excellence and lifetime achievement.

Bella Academy of Excellence Mission Statement

Creating an innovative and academically excellent learning environment which is centered on students, directed by teachers, and supported by home and community.

Bella Academy of Excellence is proud of the strong academic and character programs that make us unique in our community.  

Academic Growth and Achievement Highlights


Learning Gains on STAR Assessments (Grades 1-6)

School Year

STAR Reading

STAR Math

2014-2015

1.09

1.10

2015-2016

1.13

1.11

2016-2017

1.12

1.13


Proficiency on State Assessments (Grades 3-6)

School Year

English Language Arts

Mathematics

2014-2015

39.3%

36.2%

2015-2016

28.3%

46.6%

2016-2017

43.1%

55.6%


Value Added

 

Overall

Lowest 20%

Students with Disabilities

2014-2015

B

C

C

2015-2016

A

C

C


Imagine Schools Awards

2014-2015

Academic Growth School of the Year

2015-2016

Academic Growth School of the Year Runner Up
Academic Growth Top Performer

2016-2017

Academic Growth School of the Year Co-Runner Up Academic Growth Top Performer
 

Character and Community Highlights

  • 8 Time Promising Practices Award Winner
  • 2 Promising Practices Awards awarded for the 2016-2017 School Year
    • Scarf Bombing
    • Book of the Year
  • 2017 National School of Character Honorable Mention  
  • 2017 Imagine Schools Character Development School of the Year Co-Winner
  • 2017 Imagine Schools Top Performer in Character Development
  • 2016 A+ Excellence Award for Shared Values
  • 2015 Character Development School of the Year
  • 2015 A+ Excellence Award for Character Development
  • Before and Aftercare program
  • Daily In-School Tutoring (Success Period)
  • Service Learning Projects with classrooms
  • Friday Clubs